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S’poreans taking positive measures to defeat haze

Posted on 19 June 2013

At least one million Singaporeans using vacuum cleaners to suck up haze.

One typical Singaporean showing how she sucks

One typical Singaporean showing how she sucks

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

As haze from Indonesia continues to ravage the untainted and pollution-free throats and nasal cavities of Singaporeans, at least one million locals around the island are taking matters into their own hands.

They have turned on their vacuum cleaners and gone outside to suck up the haze.

This latest proactive step has won the approval of the ministry of environment and water resources.

A spokesperson from the ministry, who declined to be named, said: “It is good that Singaporeans show how much they suck.”

And this is not the only kudos to Singaporeans.

Environmental experts interviewed said Singapore’s approach is laudable as it focuses exclusively on blowing and sucking.

Xi An Poon, a environ-mentalist, said: “Singapore converted the bankrupted Singapore Flyer into a fan to blow the haze to Malaysia. Now locals are using vacuum cleaners to suck the haze.”

“The people are just showing the world what they do best.”

PSI levels across Singapore on June 19, 2013

PSI levels across Singapore on June 19, 2013

Based on the PSI level indicated in the chart, it appears that Singaporeans in the west suck the most, as the PSI is lowest at 98.

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Wang Pei can be considered a new citizen of Singapore. She has been here all her life, just that her environment's changed beyond recognition.

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